DRPA

David Gentile at this week's DRPA meeting in Camden. (Credit: David Madden)

DRPA Hires Second Ever Inspector General To Oversee Agency’s Efforts

David Gentile succeeds Tom Raftery, who left last fall complaining he couldn’t adequately do his job.

07/18/2015

(credit: David Madden/KYW Newsradio)

Thousands Of DRPA Bridge Drivers To Get Toll Discount By End Of Year

The New Jersey Transit hike starts in October. The DRPA is preparing to roll out the toll discount within three months.

07/15/2015

Ben Franklin Bridge. (credit: Justin Drabick)

Bridge Tolls Between New Jersey And Pennsylvania Could Drop

Commuters who use four bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania could soon pay less in tolls.

07/02/2015

File photo: The Ben Franklin Bridge. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

DRPA Closes Books On A Couple Of Major Projects

A $3 million loan to finance turning the old RCA building in Camden into apartments is now paid off. And a $10 million loan guarantee to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has been discharged.

02/03/2015

(credit: Mike Williams of Delaware River Port Authority)

DRPA Preparing To Sell RiverLink Ferry That Links Penn’s Landing To Camden Riverfront

The Delaware River Port Authority is preparing to get rid of its RiverLink ferry that links Penn’s Landing and the Camden waterfront, but keep the service in operation when it cranks up again in the spring.

01/10/2015

(PATCO File Photo)

Fewer Delays Expected As Phase Two Of PATCO Rehab Project Begins

The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.

12/05/2014

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

Several PATCO Upgrades In The Works

PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.

12/03/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

DRPA Announces Changes To Traffic Patterns On Ben Franklin Bridge

The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.

10/21/2014

Old City homes by the Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ben Franklin Bridge Sandblasting Project Finished, Old City Neighbors Thrilled

In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.

09/30/2014

(DRPA inspector general Tom Raftery, in 2012  file photo by David Madden.)

Del. River Port Authority’s Internal Watchdog Resigning His Post

Thomas Raftery was hired two years ago by the DRPA as part of the bistate agency’s much-ballyhooed reform efforts. His task was to root out corruption and inefficiencies in the agency.

09/23/2014

PA Republican Senator John Rafferty (Top row, right) chairs the State Senate Transportation Committee.  (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Panel Advances DRPA Reform Legislation

The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.

09/17/2014

File Photo (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Thousands Cross Ben Franklin Bridge Daily, But How Many Know Its Secret?

Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.

09/15/2014

File photo: Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

PATCO Unhappy Refurbished Trains Still In Test Mode

PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.

09/04/2014

(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

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